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Volunteer to help NCE!

Newton Community Ed is looking for two PTO members to join its Commission. NCE Commission members guide the organization in administration of the program.

Volunteers will be asked to attend four-five meetings over the course of the school year, and to assist with various projects as assigned by the NCE Director. This is a low-commitment opportunity to support NCE in its mission to deliver high-quality Kids programs in Newton. Please contact Ed Hauben at if you’re interested.

Are you a parent of a Mason-Rice Alum?

Please join in celebrating the retirement of Maureen Cahoon, beloved crossing guard of 40+ years! On June 9th at the Newton Marriott, the community will honor Maureen’s service with an evening of music, dancing and great food and drink.

For tickets, additional event details and information on how to lend your support, please visit the Mason-Rice page by clicking here. If you have been lucky enough to know Maureen during the last 40 years, then you know it will mean the world to her to see you there!

The Dominoes Benefit Concert June 3rd

Save the date for the Dominoes Benefit Concert for 2017 AIDS Walk & Run Boston.

Come for a picnic dinner and a concert at the Hyde Community Center Bandstand. Join The Dominoes, 8th graders Abby Matthews, Alexa Firkusny, Ben Baines, Jacob Trokel and Owen Beaver from Brown Middle School, hosting their first benefit concert to support their school’s fundraising effort and participation in the 32nd AIDS Walk & Run Boston.

Pack a picnic dinner, meet new neighbors and join in at a great concert and make a difference. The Dominoes perform classic rock, current pop songs, jazz and oldies. They will also be joined by performers from The Conservatory in the Highlands. Click on this link for more information:

June 3rd,  6:00 – 8:00 pm
Hyde Park, Newton Highlands

The Dominoes will also be performing at The Hatch on June 4th at 10:30 am to open the post-party for the 2017 AIDS Walk & Run Boston event.

Activate Newton May Challenge: 13 Villages in 31 Days

During the month of May, Activate Newton challenges YOU to get active in each of Newton’s 13 Villages.

Log your progress on our ChallengeRunner page and be entered to win amazing prizes! If you need activity ideas, check out the Activate Newton web page for an activities calendar, walking maps, and more. If you would like to add an activity to the calendar or have any questions, please contact Elizabeth at

Mother’s Day Weekend Community Event and Action

Did you know that Newton has over 400 natural gas leaks from aging, underground pipes? These leaks release methane, contribute to climate change, harm our future, waste energy, and damage human health and trees. Consumers pay the cost.

Join Newton Mothers Out Front and other allies to tag the gas leaks in our town and help spread the word about this invisible hazard! Come to a rally at the Newton Free Library to hear a few words about the campaign and then head out to tag the leaks. They’ll give you the materials you need to tag.

Newton Free Library, Homer Street Entrance, 330 Homer Street
Saturday May 13th, 1:30 p.m. (rain date May 20).
1:30 pm Gather to learn how gas leaks harm us and what we can do.
2:00 pm Join a team to tag leaks near local schools, parks, and village centers.

Please RSVP: Send email w/subject Tag Event to or go to (go to Events, click Tag Newton’s Gas Leaks, click Going)

This is a family-friendly event. Co-Sponsors include 350 MASS Newton Node, HEET, Green Newton, Bike Newton, Newton Tree Conservancy, and League of Women Voters Newton. For more information on leaks throughout Massachusetts, see: